Well, I’m now the world’s worst mom because I don’t buy mainstream hygiene products. I’m horrible because I buy uncool products that have ingredients I can actually pronounce. Hell, I even sell some so I’m sure that take my uncool factor into the negatives.
Yes, I’m an awful person for actually reading labels and not purchasing shampoos, soaps, lotions, and cosmetics that contain carcinogens or endocrine disrupters. Damn me to hell for caring.
It’s times like this I hate being a parent. Absolutely hate it.
Last week I received L’Oréal® Paris The One Sweep™ Eye Shadow (for blue eyes) and Double Extend™ Eye Illuminator Mascara (for all eyes) in the mail. I was very excited to us it, although I did not actually get a chance until yesterday.
At first glance, the eye shadow applicator looked somewhat daunting. It is much larger than your average shadow applicator. It’s pretty easy to get the hang of. You just swipe straight across the shadow then straight across your eye with the darker shade nearest your lashes.
It doesn’t come through very well in pictures but the eye shadow has a nice shimmer to it.
And now, on to the mascara.
The mascara may appear intimidating, but it’s not at all. You simply apply the side that reads Step 1 just as you would any mascara. Then it’s time for Step 2 – the funny shape mascara wand. You can either touch the funny looking wand to the end of your lashes or you can run it from root to tip for extra sparkle.
And here’s the finished product.
Not bad. I like the way the eyeshadow shimmers without being too overbearing. I don’t want to look like I’m Sarah Sparkles on my way to a rave. This is much more subtle. I do wish the mascara had a little more sparkle to it but, all in all, I think L’Oréal® has a great product here. It’s super simple which is great for days that I have hardly any time to apply makeup… oh, wait, that’s most of them. 😉
I received L’Oréal® Paris The One Sweep™ Eye Shadow and Double Extend™ Eye Illuminator Mascara for review from BzzAgent.